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John Palmer: Will’s ‘evil’ ideology

Remember that case not too long ago when a student suggested online that another student was a bad person and should commit suicide and the student followed the suggestion?

If George Will were to be consistent in applying the principle he espoused in his Nov. 15 column “On campus, a freedom from speech” (and consistency of application is important to ideologues), he would proclaim that the comments/suggestion were legitimate free speech and the suicide was the fault of the student who committed it for being “emotionally fragile.”

This is why I consider the conservative ideology Will champions, with its implicit or explicit embrace of social Darwinism, to be borderline evil.

John Palmer

Durham

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